Foodtech Packtech 2023 exhibiting space nearly sold out
Everything from packaging, food processing equipment, ingredients, food safety and sustainability will be on show 19–21 September at Foodtech Packtech 2023.
Held at the Auckland Showgrounds, organisers are reporting the floorplan is almost sold out of exhibiting space across its four halls. This will be their largest trade show in decades, making it a must-attend for the wider industry.
Importantly, the event will also welcome back international exhibitors for the first time since the pandemic, showcasing advancements in technology from around the globe.
A key drawcard for attendees is the opportunity to evaluate new technology and meet new suppliers. With over 250 exhibitors, there will be no shortage of opportunities to do just that. International companies such as Vemag, Auspress, Schurstar, Lima and Mettler Toledo are back at the show to launch and share the latest global advancements; everything from meat processing equipment, food-grade hydraulic presses, flexible packaging options, food processing equipment, precision instruments for weighing — and that’s just a start!
The event features a new food ingredients area. Coined ‘The Pantry’, Exhibition Manager Deb Haimes notes this feature has been a long time in development and comes off the back of visitor feedback. The Pantry promises to be a unique opportunity to explore the latest trends in the industry and will even touch on plant-based food ingredient alternatives. Examples of exhibitors in The Pantry include ICMD, Formula Foods and Carmi Flavours — and Reward Hospitality will be bringing its commercial kitchen onsite to utilise these ingredients, creating a sensory experience to see, taste and smell the featured ingredients on offer.
Of course, the event is not just about showcasing new technology and products. It’s also an opportunity to learn and collaborate with industry peers. Haimes is promising three very full days of seminars covering all the show’s categories, providing an immersive platform for attendees to learn about the latest advancements in food technology and to collaborate on solutions that will shape the future of the industry.
In addition to the seminars, the event promises to be an excellent opportunity to come together, network and develop ideas with like-minded individuals that will help futureproof your business.
As the event draws closer, organisers XPO will be releasing news on the extensive seminar line-up in upcoming issues of What’s New in Food Technology & Manufacturing magazine. It’s important to note that the event is entirely free to attend, making it accessible to industry professionals from all backgrounds.
The strategic partners supporting this event recognise the importance of innovation in the industry and are committed to driving it forward. Callaghan Innovation, a government agency committed to supporting innovation in local food technology and manufacturing, will be there — offering a range of services, including funding, research and development, and innovation expertise. The New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology is a professional organisation that strongly supports the education and development of the food industry — and will once again be hosting a dedicated area of seminars.
As a proud media partner of the show, the What’s New in Food Technology & Manufacturing team will also be onsite to talk with exhibitors and industry visitors face to face.
Packaging is a crucial aspect of the food and general manufacturing industries. Sealed Air, Prime Pac, Packtech Moulding and Oji Fibre Solutions are examples of such exhibitors displaying innovative packaging solutions for the food industry.
Sealed Air, for example, will showcase its Cryovac Darfresh vacuum skin packaging, which is designed to extend shelf life for fresh meat and seafood products. Prime Pac will display its range of flexible packaging solutions, including its stand-up pouches and barrier films, designed to enhance the shelf life of various food products. Packtech Moulding will demonstrate its expertise in injection-moulded packaging solutions, including containers, trays and cups, while Oji Fibre Solutions will display its paper-based packaging solutions.
Packaging solutions providers will also offer valuable insights into the latest packaging trends and innovations in the industry. Attendees can learn about sustainable packaging solutions, packaging materials and how to enhance product shelf life, among other topics.
Foodtech Packtech featuring the Materials Handling & Logistics Expo runs from 19–21 September at the Auckland Showgrounds — an event that promises to be an exciting opportunity for industry professionals to come together, learn, collaborate and showcase the latest advancements in food technology. With support from strategic partners and the largest trade show in decades, it’s an event not to be missed.
Register now to attend for free at www.foodtechpacktech.co.nz and stay tuned for more news and updates as the event draws closer.
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